I want my children to have peace. I want them to be at peace with God, with each other, with the people they interact with throughout the day, and with themselves. How can I help them find that peace?
In the passage above, quoted by the Savior during His visit to the American continent, we find a key: knowledge brings peace. Specifically, when our children are taught by God, they will find peace.
In the most recent general conference, President Russell M. Nelson urged us all to learn how to receive personal revelation. He asked, “What wisdom do you lack? What do you feel an urgent need to know and understand?” He encouraged us to pray about “[our] concerns, [our] fears, [our] weaknesses.” And then he encouraged us to listen, to write the answers we receive, and to act on the actions we are prompted to take (“Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives,” General Conference, April 2018). He quoted the following verse from a revelation given to the prophet Joseph Smith in 1831:
If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things—that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal (D&C 42:61).
Today, I will encourage my children to seek personal revelation, knowing that the knowledge which comes directly from God will bring peace and happiness into their lives.